Cross-Talk with Fluctuation in Heterogeneous Multicore Fibers

Takeshi SUGIMORI  Katsunori IMAMURA  Ryuichi SUGIZAKI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.1   pp.40-48
Publication Date: 2014/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
Keyword: 
cross-talk,  multicore fibers,  perturbations,  central limit theorem,  coupled power theory,  coupled mode theory,  

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Summary: 
Prediction of cross-talk is an important facet of multicore fiber (MCF) design. Several approaches for estimating cross-talk in MCF have been proposed but none are faultless, especially when applied to MCF with heterogeneous cores. We propose a new calculation approach that attempts to solve this problem. In our approach, cross-talk in multicore fibers is estimated by coupled power theory. The coefficients in the coupled power equation are theoretically calculated by the central limit theorem and by quantum mechanical time-dependent perturbations. The results from our calculations agree with those of Monte Carlo simulations of heterogeneous MCFs.